Are cesspools dangerous?
Cesspools, depending on how they have been constructed and how they are serviced, can present particularly dangerous conditions and risk collapse and fatal injury. The hazards described here in discussing cesspools can also be present at drywells and seepage pits.
Are cesspools illegal?
In fact, cesspools are illegal in many places in the United States and must be replaced with septic systems or a sewer connection. Both septic tanks and cesspools collect, process and disperse of household wastewater on your property, underground in your yard.